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Six of the best English grammar podcasts

Six of the best English grammar podcasts

By Declan Howlett, Catch the Sun intern. If you read our blog post about why typos happen, you’ll know that typos occur easily and they can be hard to find and fix. In that post we talked about distraction being one of the causes of typos and errors, but another cause...

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Homonyms, homographs and homophones

Homonyms, homographs and homophones

By Micah Wagner, Catch the Sun Intern. The English language can be a bit tricky. Words can look or sound the same, but have completely different meanings. There are different variations of this, but as a general rule they can be categorised as follows: Homonyms –...

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Why typos happen and how to avoid them

Why typos happen and how to avoid them

By Declan Howlett, Catch the Sun Intern. Have you ever made an embarrassing typo? Perhaps you’ve never made one that attracted quite so much ridicule as the infamous ‘covfefe’ gaff by Donald Trump but, still, typos are undoubtedly something you’d rather avoid at all...

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How to write concisely

How to write concisely

By Micah Wagner, Catch the Sun Intern. When we write, we tend to add filler words. Adjectives and adverbs that pad out the word count and give a sense of gravitas to what we’re writing. I, personally, have a penchant for the word ‘therefore’. There’s just something...

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The most common punctuation mistakes

The most common punctuation mistakes

By Micah Wagner, Catch the Sun intern. With punctuation, it’s not so much something that you notice if it’s been done right. But boy howdy, if it’s wrong, you definitely will. To quote a certain cartoon tv show: “When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve...

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Writing in an active voice

Writing in an active voice

By Micah Wagner, Catch the Sun Intern. As you write, you'll develop habits. It’s a fact of life that the more you do something, the more it will become habitual. University, for example, ingrained in me the habit of writing in a passive voice. A passive voice is...

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Australian Style Manual – what’s new?

Australian Style Manual – what’s new?

By Micah Wagner, Catch the Sun Intern Not many things stay the same for nearly a full 20 years. Your car, maybe, if it’s a good one. Your grandmother’s lasagne recipe that she guards with sharpened kitchen knives. Oh, and my well-thumbed, copiously bookmarked 2002...

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